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Read the latest news on child protection from around Europe. For news related to the recent refugee crisis in Europe please see our Thematic Page.

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12 Sep 2017
UNICEF reports that "migrant and refugee children and youth trying to reach Europe face appalling levels of human rights abuses, with 77 per cent of those traveling along the Central Mediterranean route reporting direct experiences of abuse,...
05 Aug 2016
Numerous reports continue to surface detailing the failures of the international community in their response to the refugee crisis. In particular, the fact that many refugee children are missing out on several years worth of schooling is especially...
29 Jul 2016
The Telegraph reports that unaccompanied migrant children are being forced into exploitation and child labor (including child sexual exploitation) upon arrival in Europe. Many are informed that they must work to repay 'debts' owed to human...
21 Jul 2016
Refugees Deeply reports that there has been a rise in migrant children in Athens turning to prostitution and the drug trade to escape desperate conditions. It is thought that 57,000 refugees are stuck in the “holding pen” of Athens due to border...
14 Jun 2016
Reuters reports on a recent UNICEF report that says that many refugee children face severe hardships on their journey to Europe, including death, rape, forced labour, drownings in the mediterranean and other kinds of abuse. The report indicates that...

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